Nacha is expanding its leadership in payments education by building on its partnership with payments associations and adding the Credit Research Foundation. With the addition of CRF, the organizations will provide on-demand educational opportunities for payments professionals to stay on top of industry changes.
The partnership will provide online courses from Nacha’s SPEAK (Strengthening Payments Engagement and Knowledge) platform to CRF members and CRF’s online courses will be available to Nacha members.
“Nacha is a leader in providing comprehensive education for professionals across the payments spectrum,” said Stephanie Prebish, AAP, CTP, Nacha Managing Director, Association Services. “We are especially excited to expand our reach and network to include opportunities for the Credit Research Foundation.”
Courses from CRF will focus on revenue cycle management, working capital, invoice collection, cash applications, legal implications, and more. CRF members have full access to all courses offered on SPEAK, including digital payments, legal frameworks, blockchain, ACH and professional development.
The cross-promotion of industry-leading education will allow today’s professionals to efficiently and effectively stay on top of the ever-evolving payments industry. Additionally, students will be able to earn continuing education credits and can take classes a la cart or pursue a certificate from CRF.
“CRF is excited to offer to our revenue cycle management and credit professionals community the cross-disciplinary education with Nacha, the organization that develops ACH rules and standards,” said Matt Skudera, Chief Content Officer of CRF. “Our respective communities will greatly benefit through this partnership.”
About Credit Research Foundation
The Credit Research Foundation enjoys a 70-year history as an independent, nonprofit, member-run organization, consisting of a dynamic community of like-minded business professionals. CRF is widely recognized as the foremost educational and research organization dedicated to the credit, accounts receivable and financial management community. The Foundation provides access to education, research, best practices and dynamic solution sets through multiple distribution channels.
Nacha governs the thriving ACH Network, the payment system that drives safe, smart, and fast Direct Deposits and Direct Payments with the capability to reach all U.S. bank and credit union accounts. Nearly 27 billion ACH Network payments were made in 2020, valued at close to $62 trillion. Through problem-solving and consensus-building among diverse payment industry stakeholders, Nacha advances innovation and interoperability in the payments system. Nacha develops rules and standards, provides industry solutions, and delivers education, accreditation, and advisory services.